Inventory Poll Results from Backstage Webinar

On February 18, 2016, Backstage Library Works hosted a webinar titled:
Everything in Its Place: Taking Inventory of Library Collections

The event drew 70 attendees from libraries across the English-speaking world.

During the webinar, John Reese, Backstage’s vice president for on-site services, posed four poll questions. We’d like to walk you through the results. Continue reading

CLIR is funding $4 million in grants to digitize hidden special collections. Webinar on March 4th.

The Council for Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has announced a competitive grant program for digitizing collections of materials that have a high scholarly research value in libraries and other cultural memory institutions.

Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CLIR plans to award some $4 million in 2015 through its Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives program. Individual projects can qualify for grants ranging from $50,000 to $250,000, and collaborative, multi-institution projects may request up to $500,000. Continue reading